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VCURamFan
03-23-2011, 02:10 AM
From FoxNews.com:

When a burly ex-convict forced his way into a posh Florida home last week, he had no idea what awaited him -- a 25-year-old beauty queen with a pink .38-caliber handgun.

Meghan Brown, a former Florida pageant queen, shot and killed 42-year-old Albert Franklin Hill during a home invasion March 12 at the 2,732-square-foot house she shares with her fiance in Tierra Verde, Fla.

Hill barged into the home at around 3 a.m. after Brown responded to a knock at the front door, according to a police report. He allegedly grabbed the 110-pound Brown around her nose and mouth and dragged her to an upstairs bedroom.

The woman’s fiance, Robert Planthaber, said in an interview that he was quickly awakened by the altercation and ran to Brown’s side.

"I attacked him and took a severe beating to the head," Planthaber told FoxNews.com. "But I got him off of her long enough for her to scramble to the room where she keeps her pink .38 special.”

Brown, who reigned as the 2009 Miss Tierra Verde, snatched her gun from a nearby bedroom and shot the suspect several times – hitting him in the chest, groin, thigh and back, her fiance said. Hill was pronounced dead at the scene.

Panthaber, a 42-year-old arborist, said he believes he and his fiancee were targeted because of their wealth. He claimed a pizza delivery man and possible accomplice staked out the home for three months before Hill attempted to burglarize it.

“We live in a very prominent area and my fiancee wears a $60,000 engagement ring,” he said. “The pizza man knew we had money because sometimes we needed change for a $100 bill when he came to deliver pizza.”

Hill had a criminal record stretching back nearly three decades -- including arrests for burglary, battery, drug possession and grand theft. He reportedly served a 13-year prison term in 1987 and was released in September after serving a fourth term behind bars.

Detectives with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Robbery/Homicide Unit are still investigating the crime but believe the motive was robbery, according to local press reports. They say they haven’t yet determined the relationship, if any, Hill had with the couple. A police report said the ex-convict demanded money before the altercation between Hill and Panthaber ensued.

Panthaber, meanwhile, said he and his fiancee are lucky to be alive. He said he purchased the pink handgun for Brown last Christmas and that the two had gone to target practice together.

“She was not a good shot at the range,” he quipped.

County Mike
03-23-2011, 02:48 AM
Awesome that she shot the bad guy but her fiancee sounds like a douchebag who brags about his wealth.

Miss Foxy
03-23-2011, 02:59 AM
Awesome that she shot the bad guy but her fiancee sounds like a douchebag who brags about his wealth.

Omg yes!! And thank GOD she defended herself that sissy let the intruder get the best of him! lol...

Spiritwalker
03-23-2011, 03:33 AM
Awesome that she shot the bad guy but her fiancee sounds like a douchebag who brags about his wealth.

+1

BTW.. should we expect target shooting in the next pageant for the talent category? :laugh:

flo
03-23-2011, 03:35 AM
Awesome that she shot the bad guy but her fiancee sounds like a douchebag who brags about his wealth.

Right on the money.

flo
03-23-2011, 03:37 AM
Hill had a criminal record stretching back nearly three decades -- including arrests for burglary, battery, drug possession and grand theft. He reportedly served a 13-year prison term in 1987 and was released in September after serving a fourth term behind bars.


WTH? I take it Florida doesn't have the 3 Strikes law??

flo
03-23-2011, 03:44 AM
The happy couple; she appears to be sporting the $60,000 ring.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y117/floranista/beautyqueen.jpg

The perp.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y117/floranista/perp.jpg

Rev
03-23-2011, 03:54 AM
My wife is loving this story!

rearnakedchoke
03-23-2011, 04:42 AM
The happy couple; she appears to be sporting the $60,000 ring.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y117/floranista/beautyqueen.jpg

The perp.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y117/floranista/perp.jpg

now i ain't sayin she a gold digga .. but she ain't messin wit no broke ...

Chuck
03-23-2011, 04:54 AM
now i ain't sayin she a gold digga .. but she ain't messin wit no broke ...

:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

rockdawg21
03-23-2011, 05:34 AM
Maybe she'll shoot her douche bag fiance.

County Mike
03-23-2011, 01:06 PM
What kind of guy has someone break into his house, then immediately brags about the $60,000 ring and paying for pizza with $100 bills? He's begging for someone else to rob him.

Also, who in the world expects the pizza guy to change a $100? He's an extra DB for ordering pizza if all he had on him was $100 bills.

rockdawg21
03-23-2011, 04:21 PM
What kind of guy has someone break into his house, then immediately brags about the $60,000 ring and paying for pizza with $100 bills? He's begging for someone else to rob him.

Also, who in the world expects the pizza guy to change a $100? He's an extra DB for ordering pizza if all he had on him was $100 bills.
LOL, good point. Makes me think of MTV Cribs where Floyd Mayweather Jr. was flaunting all of his jewelry on the show. A few weeks later, he was robbed of 7 million worth of jewelry; serves him right, lol.

Miss Foxy
03-24-2011, 05:08 PM
LOL, good point. Makes me think of MTV Cribs where Floyd Mayweather Jr. was flaunting all of his jewelry on the show. A few weeks later, he was robbed of 7 million worth of jewelry; serves him right, lol.

:angry::punch:

Twinsmama
03-24-2011, 06:03 PM
Mike i was thinking the same thing. he sounds like a total loser. he should have grabbed the gun before he ran to her side. dumbarse it's funny he doesn't even seem embarrassed that his fiancee was the one to go open the door at 3am or that she was the one that had to shoot the guy. really if i hear a noise the first thing i'm doing is sending my man to check it out.

Miss Foxy
03-24-2011, 06:05 PM
Mike i was thinking the same thing. he sounds like a total loser. he should have grabbed the gun before he ran to her side. dumbarse it's funny he doesn't even seem embarrassed that his fiancee was the one to go open the door at 3am or that she was the one that had to shoot the guy. really if i hear a noise the first thing i'm doing is sending my man to check it out. Heckya!! What kind of man would let his woman go open the door at that time? She probably pumps her own gas when them 2 are out as well!! Uggg.. With all his riches he outta take up some self defense classes!!

Twinsmama
03-24-2011, 06:08 PM
Heckya!! What kind of man would let his woman go open the door at that time? She probably pumps her own gas when them 2 are out as well!! Uggg.. With all his riches he outta take up some self defense classes!!

money can't buy b*lls:laugh:

Spiritwalker
03-24-2011, 06:08 PM
LOL, good point. Makes me think of MTV Cribs where Floyd Mayweather Jr. was flaunting all of his jewelry on the show. A few weeks later, he was robbed of 7 million worth of jewelry; serves him right, lol.

You notice that people like that.. love to show off their expensive stuff.. TVs, Cars, Pools, jewelry....

But they never show off their fantastic library... :Whistle:

BamaGrits84
03-24-2011, 06:30 PM
Did I miss comments from her? I can't help but wonder what she thinks about her husband bragging about their material posessions after she just had to kill a man over them.

flo
03-24-2011, 06:45 PM
You notice that people like that.. love to show off their expensive stuff.. TVs, Cars, Pools, jewelry....

But they never show off their fantastic library... :Whistle:

:laugh::laugh::laugh:

+1

flo
03-24-2011, 06:46 PM
Did I miss comments from her? I can't help but wonder what she thinks about her husband bragging about their material posessions after she just had to kill a man over them.

Good point, Bama.

County Mike
03-24-2011, 07:11 PM
Are we sure dude was after her money? He dragged her to a bedroom while sissy boyfriend waited to see what was happening.

VCURamFan
03-24-2011, 08:32 PM
Did I miss comments from her? I can't help but wonder what she thinks about her husband bragging about their material posessions after she just had to kill a man over them.
Either she's not too broken up about it, or else hubby is seeing dollar signs: http://www.matt-hughes.com/forums/showthread.php?p=159343#post159343